MOORHEAD, Minn. - With victories in the women's javelin and men's pole vault, Dickinson State sophomores Alyssa Wisher and Hoyt Zander hit the qualifying mark for nationals.
Just a handful of Blue Hawks traveled to the Cobber Twilight Meet at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., so the teams didn't place well in the team standings, but individually, were fantastic.
Wisher blew away her previous personal-best throw of 39.52 meters in the javelin, hitting the 'B' qualifying standard with a distance of 40.42 meters, or 132 feet, 7 inches. The Montana native nearly hit the 'A' standard of 40.5 meters.
Also competing for the girls team, was sophomore Megan Erickson, who took fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.31 seconds.
In pole vault, juniors Jade Derby and Lexee Craig respectively placed sixth and seventh, both clearing 3.12 meters.
Zander cleared 4.65 meters, or 15 feet, 3 inches, in the pole vault, meeting the 'B' standard for nationals.
Senior Cain Boschee finished fourth in the 100, clocking in at 10.95 seconds. In the 800, junior Dakota Mansfield placed seventh with a time of 1:57.91, while freshmen Daniel Ramirez and Tymer Goss took 13th and 15th, respectively.
The sole Dickinson State men's thrower, sophomore Blade Miller, earned sixth in the shot put with a measurement of 14.88 meters. In the discus, he threw 42.29 meters, good for seventh.
Mens team scores: 1, Concordia-Moorhead 143. 9, Dickinson State 22.
100: 1, Guillame Viault, Unattached, 10.71. 4, Cain Boschee, DSU, 10.95.
800: 1, Jess Middendorf, CM, 1:54.43. 7, Dakota Mansfield, DSU, 1:57.91. 13, Daniel Ramirez, DSU, 1:59.15. 15, Tymer Goss, DSU, 2:00.63.
Pole vault: 1, Hoyt Zander, DSU, 4.65m. 2, Alex Torp, NDSU, 4.43m.
Shot put: 1, Alex Renner, Velaasa, 18.55m. 6, Blade Miller, DSU, 14.88m.
Discus: 1, Trevor Otterdahl, Unattached, 49.73m. 7, Miller, DSU, 42.29m.
Womens team scores: 1, North Dakota State 161. 11, Dickinson State 19.
100: 1, Venice Stewart, Bemidji State, 11.88. 5, Megan Erickson, DSU, 12.31.
Pole vault: 1, Jocelyn Dinius, NDSU, 3.57m. 6, Jade Derby, DSU, 3.12m. 7, Lexee Craig, DSU, 3.12m.
Javelin: 1, Alyssa Wisher, DSU, 40.42m. 2, Lindsay Wangerin, NDSU, 38.85m.